Get a whole new view of the Zoo!

Guided Tours are a popular choice for visiting school groups and give students a unique opportunity to walk one of our trails alongside a Zoo naturalist. You’ll learn the answers to the questions you always wondered about and get to know our animals on a deeper level.

Tours must be scheduled a minimum of two weeks in advance.

Minnesota’s Natural Heritage Tour (Monday to Friday, September 6, 2017 to May 11, 2018)
Geared for elementary and middle school students, this active 45-minute naturalist led tour of the Minnesota Trail highlights the rich natural and cultural history of our great state.  Topics and activities support Minnesota’s social studies and science standards.

Fees: $4 per person; $48 per group minimum plus applicable admission fees

Guided Trail Tour 
(Year Round)
Led by a zoo naturalist, this one-hour tour will engage middle and high school students in an exploration of exhibit design, animal behavior and management, zoo careers, or conservation.  A glimpse behind the scenes is included. Choose a tour of the Tropics Trail (indoors), Aquariums (indoors), Minnesota Trail (partially indoors), or Russia’s Grizzly Coast (outdoors).

Fees: $8 per person; $48 per group minimum plus applicable admission fees

How to Register

Book your field trip online and confirm your date now. The first page will take you to a log in page where you will need to create an account or sign in to an existing account. Click the button below to begin.

School Field Trip Reservation – Online Booking

To email a request download the School Field Trip Request Form, complete, save to your computer and attached to an email to or fax it in to 952-997-4838. Click the button below to begin.
Download School Field Trip Request Form

If you have any questions Email Us, Fax: 952-997-4838, or call 952-431-9218.
Corporate Guided Tours For corporate guided tours, please contact our Sales Department or call 952-431-9200 and ask for a sales representative.